Present Perfect Simple with just, already and yet
By the end of this lesson, students will have had clarification on the meaning, form and pronunciation of the present perfect simple with just, already and yet in the context of social media.
Students will also have practised their speaking skills in the freer practice.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
T asks learners two questions as follows:- Do you regularly use social media? What do you think about social media? Learners discuss in pairs/threes in breakout rooms. T demos the task with one of the stronger students.
T shows slides with lighthearted "Facebook" style chat, incorporating various examples of the target language. T asks learners to ready quickly and find the words ALREADY, JUST AND YET in the chat. ICQ: Are we reading quickly? T shows next slide with answer keys. T sélects learners to "rôle play" the chat.
Meaning: T shows slides with three selected sentences from the "Facebook" chat using the target language. and two possible meanings for each. Activity: Chose the correct option. Use chat for your answers. ICQ: Where do we put the answers? Each slide is discussed in turn and clarified. CCQ: Why is "A" the correct answer? Why is "B" the wrong answer? Do we use "just" for something that was done recently? T shows slide with timeline. Form: Activity: T shows slides with further examples of the Present Perfect Simple and ALREADY/JUST/YET. Students chose the correct option. T shows answer key for each sentence. CCQ: Why is "A" wrong? T shows slide summarising form. Pronunciation: T shows slide with three examples of sentences including ALREADY/JUST/YET. T models the correct pronunciation and drills chorally and individually.
Sentence making activity. T asks students to make sentences using the present perfect simple and just/already/yet using the prompts given. Students write their answers in the chat or on paper. ICQs: Where do you write you answers? Students discuss their answers in breakout rooms. T conducts OCFB to share and compares answers using the whiteboard.
In breakout rooms, students discuss the following question:- What websites or applications do you regularly use? T asks students to use as much target language as possible. T models a reply.
T uses whiteboard to discuss examples of errors . Students chose the correct option.
Problem: Imbalance of students in breakout rooms Solution: Move students to ensure good mix of stronger and weaker learners in each group. Problem: As this is an on-line class, students do not have physical handout to compare the controlled practice task with their partners in breakout rooms. Solution: Copy text into the chat.